Amazon has announced a new 3D Printed Products store. The store has launched with more than 200 print-on-demand designs. Users can customize items like earrings, pendants, rings and bobble head dolls using a special widget, before having the item 3D-printed and delivered.
Amazon and Sculpteo team up to launch Amazon’s new 3D Print Store . Since 1995, Amazon has become a staple in just about every consumer market imaginable.
Although the perennial buzz around 3D printing has yet to materialize into a proper industrial revolution, the increasingly powerful technology has gained some traction in the medical world, where customizability and on-site availability trump the constraints of cost and scale. It may come as no surprise, then, that one of the 2014 Core77 Design Awards honorees that caught our eye was developed by a previous winner, whose work we’d covered as far back as 2010, before the the inaugural awards program
So far, Amazon’s contribution to the great wide world of 3D printing, where you are limited only by your imagination and stash of printing filament, is bobbleheads. Amazon has opened a 3D-printing marketplace , offering customers the ability to buy customized products and trinkets like earrings or figurines. To enable customization, Amazon has built a new interface on top of its normal product pages that allows buyers to tweak the look of different 3D products.
Amazon has just opened a new 3D Printing Store , which allows customers to customize and then purchase “more than 200 unique print-on-demand products.” Read more…
Can you tell if an item is 3D Printed? Do you believe there a visible difference between “real handmade” and “made on the computer?” Are you 100% sure that the locally handmade, freshly painted one-of-a-kind (“OOAK”) statue you saw on Etsy wasn’t printed from a computer?
3D printing saved the day by enabling an innovative product to be developed in record time.
Cinematic special effects have come a long way since Jason and the Argonauts . What once required dedicated and labor-intensive filming sessions can now easily be generated in near-lifelike quality by modern CGI. But Luma Pictures , an animation studio responsible for some of the biggest blockbuster movie effects of the last decade, has come full circle and incorporated 3D printed analog modeling into its design process